Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Summer Flowers on Display in St. Paul

Submitted by on September 19, 2016 – 8:00 amNo Comment
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lily_purple-princeIt’s probably the longest running “Summer Flower Show” in North America: it opened April 30 and runs through October 2, 2016.

Theme for this year’s display in the Sunken Garden of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a native son, the musician and artist known as Prince.

In the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Road Trips Gardeners will find a botanical color scheme of purple and lavender, featuring a new Oriental Trumpet hybrid Lily named “Purple Prince”.

Some other prominent purples include Purpletop Vervain, Russian Sage, Beebalm, Butterfly Bush, and Heliotrope. Purple, white and lavender Roses, Caladiums, and Petunias will continue the color theme.

If you miss this, the Fall Flower Show opens October 8 and runs through November 27, 2016.

Here’s a video of the 2012 show:

(Photo from Veseys Seeds + Garden and video courtesy of Como Park)

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